Today I spent the afternoon installing an above mantel television for Linnea’s folks. They upgraded to a 46″ LED TV and wanted it above the mantel of their fireplace. I looked at drilling in the masonry and went “ugh” at that idea. Since their mantel is wood and solidly installed, I decided on a pole-mount attached to a 24″ pipe that is threaded into a flange screwed to the mantel. Here’s some shots of the completed install.
Above is the side view of the pole mount. That’s a Chief display mount kit in there. I love their stuff. While it’s expensive, the quality and the ease of installation makes it SO worth it! You will never regret buying a Chief installation kit, I can assure you. I’ve used them for projector mounts, televisions, monitors and displays. Quality, American made gear.
Below is the finished project. Slick, floating look that works really, really well.